Nissan, Mitsubishi Select Toshiba Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery For Hybrid Cars

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  • The battery’s lithium titanium oxide negative electrode provides rapid charging performance
  • Toshiba will continue to strengthen its battery business, taking advantage of the characteristics of the SCiB

Toshiba Corporation has announced that Nissan Motor Corporation has selected its SCiB lithium-ion rechargeable battery for its latest generation ROOX and ROOX Highway STAR cars. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has selected the SCiB battery for the latest generation of its eK X space and eK space cars. The battery will be integrated into the recuperation battery system supplied to Nissan by Marelli Corporation.

Long life, and high energy input and output

Toshiba said that the battery’s lithium titanium oxide negative electrode provides rapid charging performance, long life, and high energy input and output. This makes it suitable for start-stop and mild hybrid systems.

Toshiba has also positioned the SCiB as a new growth business under the Toshiba Next Plan, Toshiba Group’s five-year transformation plan. It said that it will continue to strengthen its battery business, taking advantage of the characteristics of the SCiB.

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In November last year, Toshiba signed an expression of interest with the Kerala government. It was done for technology transfer and manufacturing lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for electric vehicles.

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